Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

Auf dem Barren,

ink, pen, and brush on paper,



Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913)

"Auf dem Barren" ("On the Bars")

ink, pen, and brush on paper


9 7/8 x 19 3/4 in.

signed upper right: Diefenbach 1891

This drawing is a highly finished and precise study for a panel of Diefenbach's monumental masterpiece "Per aspera ad astra" (1892, mixed technique on canvas) in the Stadtmuseum Hadamar; see Michael Buhrs, ed., Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913) Lieber sterben, als meine Ideale verleugnen! (Munich: Museum Villa Stuck and Edition Minerva, 2009), pg. 91, ill. 67.




Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California